Fish­ing with heff

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

PRE­VAIL­ING winds con­tin­ued for most of the week min­imis­ing the fish­ing re­ports once again es­pe­cially for the small boat bri­gade.

Un­der duress at times the big­ger boats con­tin­ued to work through the gusty con­di­tions try­ing to ob­tain the best re­sults they could.

Dragon Lady Char­ters had one re­ally pro­duc­tive day on the co­ral trout and not sur­pris­ingly this fol­lowed the reef clo­sure when these fish can be quite rav­en­ous. Hav­ing spawned they have one hell of an ap­petite and go into a fren­zied feed­ing pat­tern. They also had one ex­plo­sive day on the con­ti­nen­tal shelf where they smashed into the Span­ish mack­erel which were in their masses.

Dou­ble and triple hook-ups were oc­cur­ring at ev­ery pass over and ac­cord­ing to Skip­per Steve it was sen­sa­tional fish­ing al­beit rather hec­tic for his hard work­ing deck­hand.

They were ide­ally out there to catch a marlin which didn’t even­tu­ate but were pleased with the by- catch of Span­ish mack­erel.

Fun­nily enough the very next day in the same lo­ca­tion there was not a mack­erel to be found any­where. That’s fish­ing! Rivers re­ports haven’t re­ally fired ei­ther in the lo­cal es­tu­ar­ies and creeks and the best I’m hear­ing is com­ing from the Dain­tree.

Ac­cord­ing to Jamie Beitzel’s On the Dain­tree Fish­ing he’s be­ing have good luck on the fin­ger­mark, good sized queen­fish in the main chan­nel along with grunter across the flats with lots of ju­ve­nile GT’s feed­ing there as well.

Look­ing ahead the week­end weather looks con­ducive to good boat­ing con­di­tions so I’m guess­ing there will be plenty of ac­tiv­ity at the boat ramps.

The fi­nal in­stal­ment of the locally pro­duced Line Burner TV se­ries airs on Mon­day on Fox­tel at 7.30pm Chan­nel 183.


Co­ral trout

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